Thursday 20 June 2013

Swing into Summer at the Muse - June 28th

Dock Side Drive at Muse Winery
Friday June 28th

We've got a fantastic night planned with the swingin' sounds of Dock Side Drive.
We kick off the evening at 6 pm with yummy Bistro Tapas in the vineyard.  At 7:30 it's swing time with the big band sound of Dock Side Drive.

Dock Side Drive (formerly "The Ford 7") is one of the West Coast’s newest swing & show bands. This dynamic band will entertain audiences with the music of the 1940s, 50s & 60s. At its core, the band features local Victoria musicians Don Leppard, Joey Smith, Anita Bonkowski, Heather Burns (rhythm section); Dave Flello, Paul Wainwright (horns); Chris Newstead, Fran Bitonti, and Angela Ireland Ford (vocals). They offer a blend of vocal and instrumental tunes that will usher you through more than three decades of song, including the music of Ray Charles, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter and other favourites. You won’t want to miss the chance to see and hear this ensemble performing well-known swing, blues, jazz and show tunes! It’s guaranteed you’ll be swingin’ and singin’ along!

Dock Side Drive hosts a roster of seasoned and established musicians from the Victoria area, all of whom perform regularly both together and with other bands: “The Stomp Club”, “Canus”, “The Midnights”, and “String of Pearls” to name a few. Many of these veteran musicians have been seen on the Dixie and Swing Jazz festival circuit. Since its inception, Dock Side Drive has established a reputation as a show band that features vocalists & instrumentalists alike. They have built a repertoire of tunes, including Train Kept a Rollin’, Mac the Knife, Route 66, Blue Skies, What’ll I Do, Hit That Jive Jack, Hallelujah I Just Love Him So, Jump, Jive and Wail, and Sweet Georgia Brown.

Tickets - $35 includes Concert & Tapas
Cash Wine bar.

And of course, it's happening at  Muse Winery   11195 Chalet Road, North Saanich.
Call 250-656-2552 for tickets or email

Monday 10 June 2013

Revved Up for the Weekend

What a weekend this is going to be at Muse and start it with a "prekend" on Thursday!

We'll have the the photographic art of Monica Reekie on exhibition in the Bacchus Room and have extended an invitation to Car Clubs and Collectors alike who enjoy Fine Art Photography of fine automobiles along with of course...fine wine to come out to Muse Winery from June 14th to 16th to show off your treasures.  
Monica will be on hand for the 3 days, no doubt with camera in hand!  

June 15th - Celebrating Strawberries
While all the A'La C'Art is underway, we also have a Special Menu offering in celebration of the local strawberry harvest.  Check the link on the website calendar for details! 

June 16th - Father's Day 
Did we forget Dad? No way!!!
We've got a special lunch menu planned for Dad for Father's Day.  
It's on the website too.  Make sure to reserve.  250-656-2552 or email

More coming next week.
We'll keep you up to date.